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1  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 1969 X66 Convertible Parts Paint Colors on: October 10, 2014, 02:06:46 PM
You could order Rally wheels on any model Camaro.  If you did not order any optional wheels or hubcaps, you got the base steel wheel.  In the case of an SS, it would be the 14x7 XT painted steel wheel with dog dish habcaps. 
2  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Accurate taper mono springs? on: September 23, 2014, 05:47:19 PM
Cant say for sure, but it did show heating marks (like a torch), so I would guess a press of some sort plus some heat. They said sometimes a spring could break in the process, so I collected a couple sets, but the first set came out fine. $1 a lb, so it was around $55.  I figured it was a cheap enough gamble even if it only lasted a short time, but they are still going strong!
3  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Accurate taper mono springs? on: September 23, 2014, 06:39:47 AM
Mike, the tapered spring is not reproed IFAIK. The Eaton mono is just straight sides.  I was able to have my factory springs re-arched successfully at a truck spring shop.  Been 5 years now and they may have settled 1/2" since, I had them re-arched 1.5" over stock. I will get a spare set re-arched soon for backup Smiley 
4  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Grille color on a X44? on: September 21, 2014, 11:14:51 AM
Glad you guys confirmed that I was not imagining the silver paint on the center of the grill! Cheesy
5  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Grille color on a X44? on: September 19, 2014, 09:58:11 PM
Hmm, then it must have been painted later in its life.
6  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Grille color on a X44? on: September 19, 2014, 01:46:14 PM
Mark, I did notice the center of my grill was silver as opposed to the plastic grey look of the grill.  I would have thought the factory painted the silver (no mask), then masked the center and sprayed the body? 
7  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Grille color on a X44? on: September 19, 2014, 09:26:17 AM
Thanks Kevin for posting that pic...Did you find any signs of it being mask off on the back side to keep from getting on the argent? I would guess the amount of overspray would vary as well?

I don't recall looking for that kinda evidence Smiley but the back was not painted with silver, only from the front, so the back edges did not have silver.  It appeared to be painted on a rack facing front and the body color being painted to cover the outside edges that show. That is where the overspray came from. There was little overspray on the bottom of the grill.
8  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Grille color on a X44? on: September 16, 2014, 10:39:09 AM
I bought this silver grill at a swap meet a while ago and pretty sure the garnet red paint is the factory overspray.

9  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Well My Camaro online Compadres, Time for a fight of my Life! on: September 12, 2014, 05:56:09 AM
Great news Danny! Every Survivor is a win! 2 times survivor here, 8 years.
10  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Rubber stop 69 used where? on: July 25, 2014, 07:22:46 AM
That is because the repros do not fit that well.  they are stiffer than originals and cause the hood to bulge up in the center.  On my repros, I had to enlarge the center hole as well as do a lot of trimming to get it to work correctly!
11  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 67 Dog Dish Caps on: July 25, 2014, 07:20:27 AM
I have a set of spare original 67 caps and they look like the pic on the catalog.  Only the bowtie is black.
12  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: T3 Replacements? on: May 21, 2014, 09:08:06 AM
Thanks Mike, that is a shame about them not being made anymore.  It was one of the few repro parts I really liked!  I put them on my Camaro and they fit and work really well.  Oh well, at least my next car is an RS, so the headlights can hide a bit.
13  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: T3 Replacements? on: May 21, 2014, 06:20:17 AM
Wow, first I am hearing about Lectric Limited not making T3s for Camaros anymore. Any idea what happened? 
14  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 deluxe comfort weave interior originality, recommendations wanted on: May 10, 2014, 06:25:38 AM
Bryan, the original material is an ACTUAL weave, all the repros so far are a pressed material that approximates the original. 
15  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Original dealer info for 1st gens is available on: May 09, 2014, 06:09:17 AM
I just received my letter, I do not know whether to laugh or cry.

6/23/69, Dealer code 1, Zone 79 (Hawaii), Dealer Name: GM overseas Distribution

Now what the heck am I supposed to do with that!

I bought the car in north NJ in 82 and it had a Seton Hall University sticker on the window. This car really traveled! LA to Hawaii to NJ!!!

Anyone here have information on the GM shipping to Hawaii info??
Maybe Hawaii has records and one has to wonder if the original owner was in the service since the car traveled so much (Huh).

If a car was ordered by someone while on active duty the order system would have processed it through the overseas distribution.  My guess based on seeing a few of these would e your car was ordered by someone in the navy possibly stationed in Hawaii and delivered to a dealer in his home state for his return. that's all speculation but its based on what we know happened. More times than not an Overseas Distribution meant exactly that sometimes it was shipped overseas sometimes it was not.

Do you think there are additional records someplace in the navy or GM Hawaii that I can investigate?
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